The Minnesota Children's Museum's St. Paul campus (closed since December) will celebrate a $30 million expansion and renovation — including...
A new indoor play space!
Where can you beat the heat with little ones this summer?
Answer: The MiniSota Play Cafe in Champlin, founded by a local mother of two!
Here parents can sip cups of bottomless Peace Coffee ($3) while the kids explore “Minnesota in miniature,” including the City of Mini Grove — complete with a grocery store, hardware shop, hair salon, post office, jail, hospital and music studio.
The venue — which puts a heavy emphasis on imaginative play — also has a separate area called Infant Grove Heights, geared toward not-yet-walking babes.
At Lake Minitonka, children can take a boat for a cruise, do some magnetic fishing or join dance parties, yoga or music classes, crafts and other group activities, offered as part of in-house Caretaker Coffee Breaks.
The Voyager’s Cafe, meanwhile, offers espresso drinks, hot chocolate, Italian sodas, smoothies and packaged snacks and beverages.
Kid admission is $5 for ages 6–12 months, $10 for ages 1–9 and $3 for ages 10 and up. Adult admission (usually $3) is free with a drink purchase.
Discover 35 local indoor play spaces at mnparent.com/indoor.
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